Toronto 3, Washington 2

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 5-5-0-0 1-4-0-0 4-1-0-0 W1
Washington 2-7-1-0 2-4-0-0 0-3-1-0 L2


Maple Leafs 3, Capitals 2: James van Riemsdyk scored twice and defenseman Korbinian Holzer added his first NHL goal as visiting Toronto beat Washington for the second time in six days.

Phil Kessel contributed two assists for the Maple Leafs, who improved to 4-1-0 away from home. Ben Scrivens earned his second victory of the season, making 24 saves – 10 in the third period.

Marcus Johansson scored on the power play in the first period and Mike Ribeiro cut the deficit to 3-2 with the man advantage 6:47 into the third for Washington. Ribeiro beat Scrivens from the right faceoff circle after a backhand pass by Troy Brouwer.

The Leafs jumped to a 2-0 lead as van Riemsdyk converted a wraparound off a turnover midway through the first session and popped in a rebound 2:35 later. Johansson got the Capitals within one with 2:56 left in the period, knocking home a pass from defenseman Tomas Kundratek.

Toronto failed on two power-play chances in the second period but extended its lead to 3-1 going into the final session. Holzer, playing his fifth NHL game, let go a shot from the right point that eluded Washington goaltender Michal Neuvirth (18 saves) at 10:34.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The assist was the first career point for Kundratek in his 14th NHL game. …. Kessel, still without a goal this season, had two shots on goal and was plus-3. … Toronto, which also beat Washington 3-2 on Jan. 31, had a 30-20 edge in the faceoff circle.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Washington
James Van Riemsdyk 2 Points Marcus Johansson 1
James Van Riemsdyk 2 Goals Marcus Johansson 1
Phil Kessel 2 Assists Nicklas Backstrom 1
N/A Power Play Goals Marcus Johansson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Scrivens .923 Save Percentage Michal Neuvirth .857
Ben Scrivens 24 Saves Michal Neuvirth 18

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 21 3 0-3 1-3 6 30
Washington 26 2 2-3 3-3 6 20

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Capitals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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